Self-thinning Limits in Two and Three Dimensions

Oscar Garcia


The principles behind self-thinning laws and stand density management diagrams are examined. Relationships are analyzed based on trajectories of unthinned and thinned stands in a 3-dimensional state space. Limiting self-thinning lines and planes are demonstrated using a dynamic stand growth model for loblolly pine.


Forest growth and yield; Reineke; 3/2 law; Relative spacing; Stand density management diagrams; Thinning; Loblolly pine

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